Things to do in Maui
- Adventurous Bike Rides
Haleakala Bike Co.
810 Haiku Rd.
- Sunrise at Haleakala
It's your first day, so you shouldn't mind waking up at 4am for today's itinerary. Seeing the sunrise on the rim of the world's largest dormant volcano is something you don't want to miss. Haleakala means "House of The Sun", and witnessing the sunrise from the 9,400 foot rim of the volcano is almost mystical in nature - with the pre-dawn light gradually blossoming into an amazing glow that beautifully reveals the volcanic landscape at your feet.
- Awakening visitors to Hawaiian canoe culture
The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui offers participants a truly unique and exclusive opportunity to get immersed in the ways of the Island's early seafarers through its Hawaiian Canoe Experience.
Participants learn the basics of paddling, the history of the canoe and its importance to Hawaiian heritage, and examples of native chants used when navigating the ocean. Not only an instrument of fishing and sustenance gathering, the outrigger became the long distance means by which Hawaiians and the greater Polynesian society projected both settlements and conquests. The Fairmont's traditional Hawaiian ocean voyage is lead by knowledgeable, experienced staff.
This unique perspective into Hawaiian culture comes courtesy of the resort's cultural advisor, Leonard "Kimokeo" Kapahulehua. "For years, it had been my goal to actively share Hawaiian culture with our hotel guests," explained Kapahulehua. A cultural leader on Maui, Kapahulehua has inspired others by his passion for canoe culture and dedication to preserving Hawaii's history.
The canoe experience became a reality in 2001, when Christof Luedi was named General Manager of The Fairmont Kea Lani and began incorporating elements of Hawaiian culture into the slate of guest activities. "Hawaiian culture and history is immensely fascinating. I firmly believe visitors to Hawaii want to experience the true spirit of the land and ocean in ways they can only do in Hawaii," Luedi said.
LOCATION: Located on the pristine white sands of Wailea, The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui is Hawaii's only oceanfront luxury resort featuring spacious suites and villas. This distinctive hotel encompasses 22 acres of tropical landscape and offers authentic Hawaiian cultural experiences and warm and personal service which portray the essence of Aloha.
A luxurious haven in one of the most scenic places on earth, the resort rests gracefully on Polo Beach, situated on the sunny southwest shores of Maui. The resort is 17 miles (30 minute drive) from the Kahului Airport and is adjacent to championship golf courses as well as near tennis courts, and world class boutique shopping.
4100 Wailea Alanui
Wailea, Maui, HI 96753
Telephone: (808) 875-4100
Reservations: (800) 441-1414
Web Site: http://www.fairmont.com
Perfect Moments in the Islands of Hawai'i
You know them when you see them, when you feel them, and especially, when you play a starring role in them - those instants in time when something or someone stops you dead in your tracks and you're overcome with a sense of wonder and blessed with the joy of discovery. We call them, perfect moments, though they tend to last a lifetime, and it probably won't surprise you to learn that you'll experience more of them in the Islands of Hawai'i than anywhere else on earth.
A perfect moment in Hawai'i can be standing on a charter boat off Hawai'i's Big Island, feeling the warm glow of a volcano as it pours new life into the sea; unearthing the secrets of the magical N?pali Coast from a helicopter above the Island of Kaua'i; watching humpback whales frolic in the warm, tropical waters off the coast of Maui; swimming with dolphins in the clear waters of L?na'i's M?nele Bay; riding a mule down the world's highest sea cliffs on the Island of Moloka'i; or riding gentle surf within sight of Waik?k?'s towering sand castles on the Island of O'ahu.
Moment to moment, a Hawai'i vacation promises to release you from the ordinary and reintroduce you to the basic necessities of renewal: fresh air, warm sunshine, crystal water, good food, smiling faces, all the treasures of the earth in abundance, and the time to enjoy them all. For more information, please visit gohawaii.com.